Distance Learning

Manlius Library is proud to support local parents and students adjusting to distance learning. Our collection has many resources that parents and students alike can use to stay on track as schooling is completed at home.

For homeschooling resources, please visit this page.

Resources

Academic Databases/Resources

Academic OneFile: This database provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.

Brainfuse: This resource allows patrons of all ages to interact with live tutors in a wide range of state and common core-aligned subjects, including math, science, reading, and writing.

Britannica Academic Edition: This database is an accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.

Britannica School Edition: This database is a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School students. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.

Gale in Context: Elementary: Elementary school resources like Gale In Context: Elementary give children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom.

Gale in Context: Middle School: This middle school database provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints: This database is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Gale Testing & Education Reference Center: Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) provides in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more. Available online practice tests include entrance exams, certification and licensing tests.

General OneFile: This database allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality. Most content in Gale General OneFile is full-text with no embargo and recommended by Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries.

Lynda.com: An extensive collection of award-winning online courses and video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills.


eBooks

Biblioboard

Biblioboard lets you access dynamic content on your smartphones, tablets and PCs, with no holds, no waiting, and no limits. Biblioboard, which offers the self-publishing tool Pressbooks, has an especially strong collection of works by indie authors.

Click here to sign into Biblioboard.

hoopla

Instantly borrow and read eBooks from the hoopla app. Not only does hoopla have popular and bestselling books available without holds, it has high-quality graphic novels and comics.

Click here to sign into hoopla in a browser.

OverDrive (Libby)

Check out popular eBooks and read on any device, including Amazon Kindles. In the OverDrive app or the Libby app (from OverDrive), you can place holds and borrow thousands of eBooks.

Click here to sign into OverDrive in a browser.


eAudiobooks

Improve your commute and make your next long drive more entertaining with eAudiobooks. Install hoopla, Overdrive, or Overdrive’s Libby app on your phone to access free audiobooks through the library. eAudiobooks can be downloaded onto your phone via WiFi or streamed directly through cell service. Connect your phone to your car’s sound system via auxiliary cord, Bluetooth technology, or FM transmitter. These digital items will automatically return so there are no late fees.

hoopla

hoopla, a platform from Midwest Tape, has content from major publishers including Blackstone Audio, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Audio, Simon & Schuster, and many others.

hoopla’s eAudiobooks are available instantly, so patrons can listen to the same popular items simultaneously without holds. Manlius Library card holders are limited to six checkouts per month.

Manlius Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device, or visit hoopladigital.com to get started.

OverDrive (Libby)

Any OCPL card can access OverDrive online or via Libby. Libby is an app developed by Overdrive and available on most devices, including iOS, Android, and Kindle eReaders.

Click here to sign into OverDrive in a browser.

RBdigital

Manlius Library cardholders have access to a great collection of thousands of eAudiobooks on RBdigital, all with no holds, no waiting, and no checkout limits! Visit https://manliusny.rbdigital.com/ to get started.


eMagazines

RBdigital

Manlius Libary is proud to offer access to eMagazines through RBdigital. Get popular eMagazines on your device with no waiting, no holds, and no checkout limits! Create a new account and log in with your library card here. Instantly read current and backlisted copies of eMagazines on desktop and mobile browsers. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

Titles on RBdigital include: Us WeeklyNewsweek, Rolling Stone, inTouch, National Geographic, Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine, and Women’s Health.

OverDrive (Libby)

OCPL cardholders have access to eMagazines through OverDrive, which is also accessible through Overdrive’s Libby app.

Click here to sign into OverDrive in a browser.


Streaming Video Content

Kanopy

Manlius Library cardholders have access to Kanopy, a video streaming service with no holds, no waiting, and access to over 30,000 films, including titles from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and First Run Features. Kanopy includes an app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, and Roku.

Kanopy is also compatible patrons that are hearing-impaired (with captions and transcripts) or visually-impaired (compatible with technologies such as JAWS). Kanopy is free for users with a Manlius Library card. To get started with Kanopy, visit here.

hoopla

hoopla has television shows and movies with no waiting or holds; you can watch instantly and multiple times within a 72 hour period once you borrow a video. Each library card is limited to 6 checkouts per month.

Manlius Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of artists of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

OverDrive

OverDrive’s extenstive collection offers streaming video, including the Great Courses series and movies for all ages.


Languages

Mango Languages:
Manlius Library patrons have access to Mango Languages, an interactive, online language learning resource. Create an account to save your progress or just type in your library card number for guest access. Mango has courses for over 70 languages, including materials for English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) learners.


Programming

Homework 911: Miss Windy to the rescue! Need help organizing your school work area, or ideas for studying and time management? Hoping for general inspiration to begin a homework assignment or starting a new school project? Ask Miss Windy! Best for grades 2-5. Registration is required. Please visit our event calendar to sign up!


Technology

Computer Appointments

We’re excited to announce that our patrons can now sign up to schedule a computer appointment, allowing them to enter the library and use a computer for a one hour block!

All patrons are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose throughout the duration of their appointment in the library building.

To schedule an appointment, please visit our Event Calendar or call 315-682-6400 for assistance.

Appointment Time Slots:
Mon & Wed: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

For more information, please visit this page.

Circulating Laptops

Manlius and Fayetteville patrons with a valid library card may check out one of our circulating laptops or Chromebooks.  The library has 10 new Chromebooks, 2 new Windows PCs, and 2 powerful MacBook Pros for circulation in-house .

Our Windows and Mac laptops are for patrons aged 18 and up and require a valid government-issued ID to check out. The PC laptops have a full suite of office programs.  The MacBook Pros are equipped with the entire Adobe Creative Cloud.

Chromebooks are available to patrons aged 12 and up and do not require a government-issued ID for check out. These devices are web-ready but can not have additional apps installed. Patrons may sign into their own Google accounts to use these Chromebooks.

Public Internet

Manlius Library has free, unlimited wireless internet (wifi) available with no password required.

Circulating WiFi Kits (CNYFi)

Manlius Library participates in the CNYFi Project, which provides patrons with circulating Chromebooks and hotspots. If you don’t have the internet at home, this is the opportunity to get wireless independence on your own kitchen table, at your desk, or from your couch.

Manlius and Fayetteville patrons can check out a Chromebook laptop and accompanying 4G wireless internet hotspot for three weeks. These hotspots allow up to 10 different devices, such as phones, computers and tablets, to connect to the Internet for free.

These kits will be loaned to Manlius and Fayetteville patrons aged 18 and older with library cards in good standing. Kits are not available for immediate checkout; patrons must complete a training session with a library staff member and sign a loan agreement prior to checkout.

Call the library at (315) 682-6400 for more information or to be added to the waiting list.


Print Resources

Print guides by subject and more!


Other Resources

Khan Academy

Syracuse.com’s Educating CNY